Roland joined ASTeC in April 2020 after completing his PhD in Accelerator Physics at the Cockcroft Institute and University of Liverpool. Prior to this he had received his Masters' degree in Medical Physics in Germany. His PhD thesis was titled "Non-invasive, silicon-based beam monitor for medical accelerators".
In his new role of Application Engineer, he joined the RF & Cryogenics Group and is working closely with the Business Development team. His tasks include to become proficient in the operational and safety aspects of a number of particle accelerator systems at Daresbury, such as the Compact Linac as an innovative electron beam and X-ray source